The ProPhoto theme allows you to customize your design in a visual builder making updating your template even easier! We still recommend going through the general P7 instructions and viewing the design specific instructions to get you started. Watch the video below to get a good grasp on how ProPhoto and Wordpress work hand in hand.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel here, ProPhoto covers in great detail on how to install your theme and get you right on track!
After downloading your design file, go ahead and uncompress your file and store your zip file somewhere easily accessible, you will need this in case you need your installation instructions or Photoshop files for future reference.
You will see 3 files, a basic instructions file, your “design_yourdesignname”, a Northfolk READ ME file with all important links, and as well as a “resources” containing customizable layered Photoshop files and a XML file for your demo content pages if applicable.
Before you are able to upload your design, you must already have purchased separately and installed ProPhoto 7
ProPhoto > Manage Designs > Upload Design Zip
Go to the MANAGE DESIGNS screen and drag and drop the P7 design file into ProPhoto
Once installed, your design will show up in the designs section below. To get started, simply click the “create new design” button below the one you uploaded.
After you have clicked "CREATE NEW DESIGN" it will begin to download all of the template files and ask you what you would like to title your new design. Once it is done loading, select the blue CUSTOMIZE to make it active in the back end.
Click customize to make your new design active in
the back end while your current site is still live.
If everything has loaded properly, you can now click Customize in the WP sidebar under ProPhoto to be taken to the Base Layout to start editing in the Visual Builder.
In ProPhoto 7, you will design and customize you website using the all-new Visual Builder tool. The Visual Builder allows you to make changes directly to your site, right on the front-end. So no guessing which settings area to visit to make a change! 🙂 You can view any post or page within your site inside the Visual Builder, and edit it’s layout.
View the ProPhoto visual builder walkthrough:
View the ProPhoto in depth tutorials on EVERYTHING modules to learn about how your designs are built and how to edit your designs modules. (AKA Widgets for folks who are familiar with ProPhoto 6 and WordPress)
Each website page and blog post that you create in WordPress can contain text, images, etc.
(to remove the title or content area of specific pages, see our guide Hide title or content area of a post/page )
ProPhoto controls make it easy to select the style that should be applied to your WordPress content, including:
font styles used for paragraphs
spacing added between paragraphs
font styles used for headings (H1, H2, H3, etc.)
spacing above & below images
…and lots more.
content header and date settings
content footer settings
content text style
Background color and images for posts and pages
hide title or content area of a post/page
View the ProPhoto documentation for each specific topic here:
excerpts on posts pages
View the ProPhoto in depth tutorials on photo galleries, how to create new ones, how to insert galleries as modules as well as Gallery Styles
Editing your content on a locked block is simple, the lock indicates that is used in more than one layout and lets you know if you edit the block on one layout, it will change for the rest. If you only would like to change the content on one layout you can select "MAKE UNIQUE". Otherwise, to edit the demo content, simply select the lock icon to make it editable and select "CONTINUE".
After you have unlocked the block you can make your changes. After you save and exit the customizer it will lock your block back up.
We have included basic form elements which you can adjust by hovering over the form and selecting the widgets cog settings. To change a pre-existing form element, click the settings cog. To add a new form element, click the + ADD FORM ELEMENT, select settings and adjust placement with the dots.
Fernweh also utilizes custom Portfolio buttons for style. To edit the tiles themselves, in the sidebar go to ELEMENTS > TILES. Locate the Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and Gallery 3 tiles to update images and text.
Once that is done, hover over the tile and select the widgets settings cog. Under graphic settings, click on Gallery 1 and paste your gallery link.
The about page uses tiles to showcase the quiz portion. Go to ELEMENTS > TILES and go to the Bio Quiz 1... to change content.
To change your main masthead image, click the cog to adjust settings for the MASTHEAD block, select the ROW cog and scroll down to add your image.
Here you will find a few settings that may not be apparent at first and customized with a specific device in mind.
The details page contains 2 layouts for testimonials for you to choose which you'd like to use.
For the Blog page, we have a 2 part content area. You will see the top pulls a Featured post from a chosen category. To change the category shown, select the element cog and go to GRID SETTINGS. From the dropdown you can select which category and your Grid Style.
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